- Published: 20 August 2020 20 August 2020
The Buss Energy Group from Hamburg (Germany) has acquired a strategic stake of 24.9 percent in Aero Enterprise from Linz. The Austrian company has been operating inspection flights on onshore and offshore wind turbines with self-developed flying robots since 2013.
The drones are based on helicopter technology and can be used at high wind speeds to inspect onshore as offshore wind turbines. The drone inspection flight is fully autonomous and continuously monitored. The high-resolution image data is evaluated by using in-house developed software. Damage detection and classification is largely automated with the support of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Buss Energy Group had already expanded its portfolio last year by purchasing two companies. In addition to port logistics for the construction of offshore wind farms, the service group also offers the installation and service of wind turbines and rotor blades both on land and at sea in Germany and Europe since 2019.